Typeshelf brings typography into product design by using the word as the object. 2D cut out letters on stainless steel are bent along the perforations at the bottom to form the "shelf". The material characteristics of steel provides a sturdy platform for books etc. without requiring additional hardware.
This simplistic approach allows an easy manufacturing process with minimum labour and energy/material consumption. "Thinness" of the design and flat-pack feature makes transportation and storage easier, less expensive and more environmental friendly.
The design of Typeshelf is intended to be suitable for customization.